FORMER Morton favourite Bob McHugh admits he will have mixed feelings as he returns to Cappielow tonight to try and gun down his old side.

The hitman will be back on his old stamping ground as Queen's Park take on Ton in the Betfred Cup.

The 28-year-old left Ton in the summer to pen a two-year-deal with Ray McKinnon’s Spiders, ending a three-year association with the club which saw him net 30 goals in 103 appearances.

McHugh told the Tele: “You couldn’t have written that my second game for Queen's Park would’ve been against Morton back at Cappielow.

“I was kind of glad when the draw was made because I loved playing at Cappielow, it’s a great stadium but I was also a wee bit sad at the same time.

“To get another chance to play there is great for me, I’ve got a lot of good memories there but it’ll be strange having to go into the away dressing room instead of the home one.

“It’ll be strange without the fans there too.

"I’m quite sad that they won't be able to be there, but that’s the situation that we find ourselves in just now.

“It would’ve been nice to have seen some old faces again and thank people at the club that I never got the chance to before I left, what with the full lockdown situation.

“I don’t have an opportunity to thank the fans either because they were excellent with me the whole time that I was there.

“It’s just one of these things in football and the circumstances that we find ourselves in but I am thoroughly looking forward to coming back to Cappielow and playing against my old team-mates and friends.”

McHugh admits that the task ahead of his big-spending League Two side on Tuesday will be a difficult one.

He told the Tele: “I obviously knew the gaffer previously from my time at Morton and we’ve signed a lot of players that I’ve played alongside as well, so it’s a really good bunch of boys.

“We’ll be going into the game hoping to get a result but we know how tough it will be.

“I know that more than most people that Morton are a good team and I know the quality that they have.

“We’ll be looking to go and get a result.

“Queen's are an ambitious club and that was one of the things that drew me to them.

“They’re looking to go up through the leagues and the chance to go out and win a few titles was really exciting.

“We’re a new team pretty much but we know what we’re capable of so I think it’ll be a good game tonight.”